Saturday July 12, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara. The Showtime Boxing Canelo vs. Lara PPV airs live on Showtime PPV this Saturday, July 12. The show has a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
For Saul Canelo Alvarez, this fight is another big moment in his ever growing megastar status. Since suffering the first loss of his pro career last year to Floyd Mayweather, Canelo has begun to cement his place as an A side PPV draw on his own. During that time, top dog Mayweather has looked the most vulnerable that we have ever seen him in his close win over Marcos Maidana. If the Mayweather train is running out of steam, it is more important than ever that Canelo be able to pick up that ball and run with it. But he has a tough challenge here, as Lara is a highly skilled technical fighter. This is a tough test for Canelo, but one he needs to pass.
As is always the case on Showtime PPVs, the main event caps off a strong all-around card. Abner Mares returns here as he looks to bounce back from his first career loss last August. And the popular and decorated Juan Manuel Lopez takes on the undefeated Francisco Vargas in what should be a great fight.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Canelo vs. Lara results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, July 12.
CANELO VS. LARA RESULTS:
Canelo Alvarez def. Erislandy Lara - Split decision (115-113 Lara; 115-113 Canelo; 117-111 Canelo)
Abner Mares def. Jonathan Oquendo - Unanimous Decision (96-94, 98-92, 98-92)
Francisco Vargas def. Juan Manuel Lopez - TKO, Round 3, 3:00
Mauricio Herrera def. Johan Perez - Majority Decision (116-112, 116-112, 114-114)